Redsfest 2010: Tom Browning

I picked Joshua up from school a few minutes after 3:00 and headed straight for downtown Cincinnati to attend the 2010 Redsfest at the Duke Energy Convention Center. By the time we parked and walked across the Skywalk, it was about 3:40, and though it wasn’t scheduled to start until 4 pm, they had already opened the gates and fans were filing in.

We checked the autograph schedule and decided to hit the Hall of Fame display first, as “Mr. Perfect” Tom Browning was the featured guest. We got extremely fortunate, as we were only about 5 or 6 people deep in the line. This was the closest to the front that we got all night, but were never denied an autograph once we chose a line. The event is well-organized and the staffers try to limit the lines to how many people can reasonably expect to get through.

Browning has a nice looking autograph, and now I have it on a ticket stub from his perfect game…

I didn’t attend a game, but a friend did and gave me the stub afterwards. Like most people, he didn’t stay for the entire game because of the rain delay. I’ve kept the stub ever since, and this year decided to take it with me for the autograph.

In 1989, Fleer and Score both commemorated the event with a special card. Joshua has the Score highlight, and decided to get it signed this year…

After a thank you and you’re welcome, Mr. Perfect was added (again) to our autograph collection and we were on our way to another stop…

About JT

Christian. Husband. Dad. 911 dispatcher. Baseball fan. Horror nut. Music nerd. Bookworm. Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year.

Posted on December 6, 2010, in baseball, baseball cards and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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